Thursday, October 2, 2014

Resource Management Analyst - United Nations World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are seeking to fill the position of Resource Management Analyst P3, based in our Country Office in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Resource Management Analyst will report to the Country Director (or designate) and be responsible for the following duties:
Budget Planning
  • Review budget and revised budget plans for new and on-going projects to provide expert advice on budgetary adjustments required for effective utilization of funds by the Country Office (CO);
  • Recommend follow up actions in respect to approval process for all projects so that all documentation is in line with the Programme Review Committee (PRC) recommendations and data in WFP corporate systems is accurate;
  • Provide comprehensive analysis on project performance and financial surplus/deficit, and recommend appropriate actions to be undertaken by CO management.
Funds Management
  • Monitor level and conditions for unassigned funds in projects to alert Fund Managers (Country Directors or Regional Directors) on approaching deadlines and actions to be taken;
  • Monitor the use of resources assigned to projects and provide expert advice to Fund Managers on actions to be taken in case of potential shortfalls and surpluses;
  • Provide input into the design of tools to facilitate monitoring of resource utilization and identification of surpluses and shortfalls;
  • Support the preparation of advance financing requests by providing recommendations to the Regional Director; monitor and provide advice on all internal and external borrowing and repayment arrangements;
  • Advise on actions required for closure of operations;
  • Provide expert advice on regulations and procedures related to resource management and financial reporting.
Operations Implementation Planning
  • Support the preparation of various documents, e.g. funding proposals and assignment plans, budgets for donor proposals, import parity forms and presentation of costs versus benefits of local purchases, etc;
  • Monitor commodity and cash requirements, availability and shortfalls (pipeline) for all operations in the region;
  • Ensure that CO pipeline submissions are accurate and reflect project requirements and situation on the ground;
  • Collate operational pipeline data and prioritize operations within the Regional Bureau (RB) according to severity of pipeline shortfalls. Advise RB management and Headquarters (HQ) on resource allocations;
  • Support the preparation of pipeline reports and strategy definition for the utilization of resources during emergencies;
  • Coordinate or advise on coordination of commodity loans and borrowings between countries within the region and between regions;
  • Provide food-demand plan aggregated by common corridors to support management of the Forward Purchase Facility (FPF) and provide information to guide RB decision-making when multiple projects compete for the same FPF stock.
Other
  • Prepare and disseminate comprehensive regular/ad hoc analytical reports related to resource management to facilitate forecasting and decision making process;
  • Oversee accuracy of data in all operational reports prepared by RBs, COs or HQ;
  • Develop staff capacity in budget planning, fund management and operational planning through training and coaching;
  • Contribute to corporate initiatives in support of funds and budget management and corporate system enhancements;
  • Perform other duties as required.
Qualifications & Experience Required
Education:
  • University degree, preferably at the advanced level, in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or other related field with advanced training/courses in management of resources or other related field.
Experience
  • At least five years of postgraduate progressively responsible professional experience in financial, budgeting and accounting systems in commercial enterprises, national governments or international organizations;
  • Previous experience of working in emergency context is an asset.
Technical Skills & Knowledge:
  • Excellent knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices and understanding of resources planning, monitoring and reporting including the linkages to operational effectiveness;
  • Training and/or experience utilising computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard WFP software packages and systems, such as SAP and other budgeting and accounting systems;
  • General knowledge of UN system policies, rules, regulations and procedures is desirable.
Competencies:
  • Proven analytical skills, sound judgement and ability to provide technical advice;
  • Demonstrated initiative and conceptual, planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to prepare in-depth analytical reports and present well-formulated recommendations to the management;
  • Good understanding of linkages between policies and operational practices;
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relations and deal patiently and tactfully with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated high sense of integrity, trust and confidence.
Language:
  • Working knowledge (proficiency/level C) of English and intermediate knowledge (level B) of French;
  • Knowledge of another UN official language (Arabic, Spanish, Russian or Chinese) or Portuguese (one of WFP’s working languages) is desirable.
Application procedures:
Step 1: Create your online CV.
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.
NOTE: You must complete Step 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.
Deadline for applications: 7 October 2014

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Business Development Manager at Aflope Zambia

Business Development Manager
Aflope Zambia is located in Solwezi.
The company is looking for a motivated and energetic person to fill the position of Business Development Manager.
You will be expected to double sales and client base within six months of your employment.
Requirements:
To be considered for this position, you must have first degree in Business related field or Accountancy.
The position is based in Solwezi.
Attractive package is on offer.
To apply for this job email your details to aflopezambia@outlook.com

Nutrition Specialist, P-4, Lusaka, Zambia

Nutrition Specialist, P-4, Lusaka, Zambia
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.
For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Vacancy No: E-VN-2014-002248
Duty Station: Lusaka
Country: Zambia
Region: ESARO
Job Level:
Position#: ZAM 7009
Application Close: 15-Oct-14
Contract Type: Long-term Staff (FT)
Purpose of the Position
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Health & Nutrition, the incumbent is accountable for formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of Nutrition project(s) of the UNICEF Zambia Country Programme to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of project management, delivery and accomplishment of project goals and objectives. S/he will be accountable for effective technical leadership, management guidance and programme support to facilitate the application and adaptation of UNICEF policies and strategies to achieve programme goals and expansion of UNICEF-assisted Nutrition interventions.
As head of the Nutrition Unit, leads, manages, develops and enables a team of professionals to achieve the strategic goals and objectives of the Nutrition programme, coordinating integration of strategies towards efficiency and sustainability and with a view to integrating gender equality across all aspects of the country programme. Coordinates the Unit’ inputs of pursuing equitable access particularly for vulnerable populations. The incumbent will lead the team in mobilization of resources for nutrition programmes and liaise with donors and funding institutions for effective and equitable use of resources particularly for vulnerable populations. Contribute to create synergistic partnerships with other UN agencies and development partners to ensure harmonization of implementation.
Key Expected Results
  1. Timely sectoral analysis, input, support and collaboration to the Situation Analysis and its periodic update made for effective project planning, development and management.
  2. Knowledge management effectively promoted through drafting/finalizing key Nutrition sectoral programme documents and reports, sharing good practice, lessons learned, and ensuring knowledge/information exchange.
  3. Quality of rights-based Nutrition projects /programmes effectively promoted, and coherence, synergy and value added to project management process through results-based management.
  4. Sectoral work plan and activities formulated, implemented and monitored, ensuring alignment with the defined project strategies and approaches.
  5. Project delivery, evaluation and reporting carried out efficiently, rigorously and transparently in compliance with the established guidelines and procedures.
  6. UNICEF’s global goals effectively promoted through advocacy and policy dialogue in the Nutrition sector, ensuring that and equity and other requisite issues are highlighted.
  7. Proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability ensured regarding supply and non-supply assistance as well as disbursement of programme funds for the Nutrition sector.
  8. Effective communication and networking achieved through partnership and collaboration.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
  • Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health & Nutrition, Health Sciences, International Health & Nutrition, Public Health & Nutrition Policy and Management, Family Health & Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Health & Nutrition Education, Health & Nutrition Promotion and Disease Prevention, Public Health, Health Emergency Preparedness, or other relevant discipline(s).
  • Eight years of relevant work experience at national or international levels.
  • Background/familiarity with Emergency.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station would be an asset.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
  • Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
  • Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

Local Rights Programme Officer - ActionAid International Zambia

ActionAid International Zambia seeks to recruit a Local Rights Programme Officer to be based at the Local Rights Programme in Mpulungu. This is a contract position, with the possibility of renewal, and local residents are particularly encouraged to apply.
Critical competences required:
  • Liaises with the Local Rights Programme Manager (LRPM) to identifying  priority areas for program development work in the region
  • Monitors and ensures implementation of programme activities as well as provide guidance to partners for programme activities
  • Promotes the “Child sponsorship mechanism” at LRP level
  • Implements sponsorship operations and development activities  at development area level
  • Monitors and Evaluates programme activities
Person specifications
  • Degree in Development Studies or equivalent
  • At least two (02) years working experience
  • Fluency in the local language (bemba) and understanding of local customs will be an advantage
Application
Please address your application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae to:
The Human Resources and Organisational Development Officer
ActionAid Zambia
5011 Los Angeles Boulevard
P. O. Box 51407
LUSAKA
Or
The Local Rights Programme Manager
P.O.Box 420197 or Plot No: 235, Little Poland Street
MBALA
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, October 17th, 2014. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
ActionAid is an equal opportunity employer, therefore qualified women are encouraged to apply. 

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